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    UNIS/MA/199
    Vienna, 17 January 2018

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

    invites you to a

    Press Breakfast on priorities and key events for 2018 of the Vienna-based UN organizations and agencies

    on

    Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 11 a.m.

    at the

    Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria)

    Hofburg/Stallburg, Reitschulgasse 2/2 (first floor), 1010 Vienna

     Introductory remarks by:

    Martin Nesirky
    Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna

    Welcoming remarks by:

    Gerhard Pfanzelter
    Board member of Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-Austria)

    Speakers include:

    Daria Brankin
    Associate Communications Officer, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

    Fredrik Dahl
    Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

    Brian Hansford
    Chief, Advocacy Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

    Jason Slater
    Chief, Corporate Communications and Media Relations Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Elisabeth Wächter
    Chief of Public Information, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

    Highlights for 2018 from other Vienna-based United Nations organizations will also be publicized at the briefing, including from the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), the Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Vienna Office, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention - UN Environment Vienna. Representatives of some of these organizations will be present and there will be a chance to speak to them one-to-one at the press breakfast.

     Please register for the breakfast by writing to press@unvienna.org by Monday 22 January 2018.

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    For further information please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]un.org

    or

    Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
    News and Media Liaison Unit, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
    Email: press[at]un.org

    For information about the whole UN family in Vienna go to - www.unvienna.org - available in English, French and German